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2021, Vol. 5 Issue 4, Part B
Profile of patients reporting with fractures in the orthopaedics department
Author(s): Dr. Burhan Bhat, Dr. Sulaiman Sath, Dr. Zameer Ali, Dr. Jabreel Muzaffar, Dr. AR Badoo and Dr. Ishtiaq Abdullah
Abstract: Background: Fractures occur in individuals of all ages. The present study was conducted to record fracture reported in orthopaedics department.
Materials and Methods: 148 patients with fractures reported in orthopaedics department underwent physical examination along with radiological investigation such as X- ray skull, upper limb, lower limb, CTR scan etc. was performed in each case. Etiology of fracture and associated injuries was also reported. Management of the patient was performed accordingly.
Results: Out of 148 patients, males were 80 and females were 68. The most common cause of fracture among patients was road traffic accident seen in 102, fall in 40 and domestic violence in 6 cases. The difference was significant (P< 0.05). Fracture of upper limb was seen in 60, fracture of lower limb in 30, fracture of spine and trunk in 25, fracture of skull, intracranial injury in 33. Associated injuries was contusion in 12, open wound of upper limb in 24, open wound of lower limb in 54 and superficial injury in 28 patients. The difference was significant (P< 0.05).
Conclusion: Common type of fractures among patients visiting orthopaedics department was fracture of upper limb, fracture of lower limb, fracture of spine and trunk.
Pages: 101-103  |  474 Views  66 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Dr. Burhan Bhat, Dr. Sulaiman Sath, Dr. Zameer Ali, Dr. Jabreel Muzaffar, Dr. AR Badoo, Dr. Ishtiaq Abdullah. Profile of patients reporting with fractures in the orthopaedics department. Nat J Clin Orthop 2021;5(4):101-103 DOI: https://doi.org/10.33545/orthor.2021.v5.i4b.334
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